jamshedpur (Uttam Hindu News): Jamshedpur FC defeated Bengaluru FC 1-1 in the matchweek 14 round of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2023-24 with the help of Javi Sivrio’s equalizing goal on Sunday night at the JRD Tata Sports Complex here. Stopped at par.
Suresh Singh Wangjam opened the scoring for the visitors in the 14th minute, but Siverio equalized in the second half to ensure that both the teams settled for a point each from this lively encounter.
The Blues were chasing their fifth consecutive win against the Red Miners in the league and they couldn’t have got a better start. Reliance Foundation Young Champs (RFYC) graduate Chingambam Sivaldo Singh made it to the starting eleven.
Shivshakti and Chhetri were positioned parallel to each other, a few yards away from Jamshedpur FC goalkeeper TP Rehenesh. However, Chhetri was at a very acute angle to the goal and hence avoided taking the responsibility of taking a shot on goal. Instead he laid the ball off to the aggressive Suresh, who showed keen instincts to deposit the ball into the top corner of the net, breaking into jubilant celebration with the captain.
However, Jamshedpur FC did not let the goal sway them. Their dynamic frontline maintained pressure on the Bengaluru FC backline.
In the 70th minute, Jeremy Manzoro’s corner kick was cleared half-heartedly by the Blues and the ball went to Imran Khan on the inside channel on the right flank. He curled a curling cross to Siverio, which the midfielder headed into the net with perfect accuracy, leaving no chance for Sandhu to save grace this time.
Jamshedpur FC will play their upcoming match against Punjab FC in New Delhi on February 15, while Bengaluru FC will take on Mumbai City FC next Sunday.